Don’t Miss the New

By Fadia Jolag

Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.

(Isaiah 43:18-19 NIV)

It’s not surprise that Isaiah is one of my favourite books in the Bible. The promises are endless. The verse above has been on my mind for the past few weeks. I was sharing with my sister-in-law and my family that for my nephews’ first birthday, I didn’t post pictures of them when they were in the NICU to revisit their journey because like the verse says, “do not dwell on the past.” It goes on to say, “I’m making something new”. That’s what I’m declaring over their lives – that every minute and every single day the Lord is making something new with them.

I don’t think the Lord wants us to keep dwelling on the past. My hope is that we will move forward, believing and declaring that the Lord is making something new with us every day. Let’s not miss it. Believe it or not, even with this pandemic the Lord is making something new. For example, not taking for granted your job, family, friends, relationships and most importantly, our relationship with God. My hope is that we don’t miss the “new,” while we keep thinking about the “old.”

Published by risingwiththeson

Farah obtained her Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree (with a double major in English and Religious Studies) from the University of Toronto, where she also completed her Bachelor of Education (OISE). While she enjoys teaching, writing gives Farah equal pleasure. She began to exercise this passion with the publication of "Rising with the Son," her daily devotional blog. It is designed to help strengthen the faith of her readers in Jesus. Through her writing, it is Farah's wish to inspire others and help them develop a closer relationship with God and His Son, Jesus Christ.

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